Yellow Jacket

Stinging insects can make the best of days turn into the worst of days. They will hound your patios, porches, and ruin the enjoyment you find in your outdoor living spaces. Call us today, we will take care of them quickly and efficiently.

Stinging Insects We Service

  • Wasps/Bees
  • Carpenter Bees
  • Bald Face Hornets
  • Yellow Jackets
  • Other Pest Intruders

Should I call a beekeeper or a pest control professional?

The answer to this question is all about identification. Beekeepers are a great resource when dealing with honey bees, but often times honey bees and yellow jackets are confused for one another. Before reaching out to a beekeeper make sure that the nest has not been contaminated by any sort of chemical. If that happens and they are in fact honey bees the beekeeper will not be able to save the honeybees. We suggest contacting Elite Pest and Termite Control to help identify the stinging insect first and if they turn out to be honey bees we can put you in contact with a local bee keeper who will be able to help you. Otherwise we are more than happy to help you with the removal of these insects from your property. 

Common Stinging Insects Found in Ohio

Bumble bee flying
Bumble Bee
Bald Faced Hornet
Bald Faced Hornet
Mud Dauber (Organ Pipe)
Mud Dauber
Honey bee
Honey Bee
Carpenter Bee
Carpenter Bee
Yellow Jacket
Yellow Jacket
Paper wasp on brick

Stinging Insect Nesting

Bald Faced Hornet

Bald Faced Hornet Nest

Bald Faced Hornet nests are what most people think of when they think of any sort of stinging insect nest. The movies like to take full advantage of the way these look. They are massive and include many intricacies. They are typically found high up in trees or attached to the sides of homes and hanging from soffits. The good news is once the season for these pests has concluded (May-October) they will abandon the nest and it will not be reused again. If you find one of these near places you hang out around during their season and it looks to be active, call Elite Pest and Termite Control and we can come and remove the nest. 

Mud Dauber

Mud dauber nest

Mud Dauber nests are typically found around the outside of our homes attached to walls, under the eaves, and inside garages and other exterior buildings. These nests are made out of mud.  Mud Daubers in general are not very dangerous, though they do sting.  When abandoned, their nests are available as new homes for other insects and wasps that might take up residence in them when they are no longer in use. If you notice these empty nests around be sure to knock them down so they do not attract other insects to the area. Not sure if they have been abandoned? Look for holes in the nest. When the Mud Daubers leave their nest they come out, creating holes. While they are inside of their nest you will not see any holes. Call Elite Pest and Termite Control if you would like us to come and remove these nests.  

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee in Hole

Carpenter Bees are often mistaken for bumble bees.The way to tell them apart is through their abdomens. Carpenter Bees have shiny black abdomens, and Bumble Bees have fuzzy yellow and black abdomens. Carpenter Bees are best known for the way they bore into wooden structures creating circular holes. They do not eat this wood, but they drill it out creating cavities that become their nest for their larvae. They are more apt to create holes and galleries in untreated clean wood. Keeping up on wood around your home and property may deter them, but it is not always the case. After their typical pest season (May-October) they will then use the holes for shelter and hibernate over the winter. It is best to treat for these insects throughout the year with their final treatment in the fall, at which time you are able to seal the holes that they had created. Call Elite Pest and Termite Control if you are dealing with Carpenter Bees and would like to set up a service. 


Paper Wasp Nest

Wasps make their nests out of chewed wood which gives them a very paper like look. Wasp nests can be found most often under fascia and soffit. They also can be seen hanging under porches and decks including the railings. Wasps will make their nests anywhere they can feel safe. Wasps will not chase you unless they feel threatened. If you notice wasp nests around your property give Elite Pest and Termite Control a call to come and assess the situation. We can remove them safely and effectively. 

Honey Bee

Honey Bee Nest

Honey Bee hives are typically found inside of holes within trees and other tree cavities, as well as under the edges of objects where they can easily come and go. They are often found near gardens. Bees are not always pests, in fact these are very beneficial creatures to our world. Due to their very nature we do not treat for them. We do however identify them if that is needed and will refer you out to a local beekeeper if it is needed for them to come and remove the hive and try to save the colony. Give Elite Pest and Termite Control a call to help in identifying the stinging insect you have issues with if you are unsure. 

Ground Bee: Yellow Jackets, Bumble Bees, Mason Bees

Yellow Jacket Ground Nest Copy

There actually is no such thing as a ground be, this would be a misnomer for several different types of stinging insects. These insects would be Yellow Jackets, Bumble Bees, and Mason Bees. Their natural habitats are found within the ground. All three of these types of stinging insects will nest in the ground. However, Yellow Jackets will make their nests anywhere they feel that they can construct their nest in safety. If you are dealing with a type of “ground bee” give Elite Pest and Termite Control a call for proper identification and treatment. 

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How to Prevent Stinging Insects From Nesting

There are a few things that you can do to lessen the chances of stinging insects nesting around your homes and businesses. Check for gaps, cracks and openings around your fascia, foundation, siding, and lines going into the structure. Keeping up on proper maintenance and home improvements will also ensure that your home will be less of a target. 

How to Remove Stinging Insects Safely

The best way to remove stinging insects safely is to call in the professionals. We at Elite Pest and Termite Control and licensed and Insured to take care of your pest needs and that includes stinging insects. We are able to come out and assess the situation you are dealing with and remove them much easier due to the equipment we have on hand. Call today to set up your service. 

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